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  Congress of Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Congress consists of 120 members of congress (congresistas), who are elected for five year periods in office on a proportional representation basis.
On July 27, 2000 the Congress of the Republic was established.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress_of_Peru   (472 words)

 1st Ibero-American Congress - Lima, Peru 2003
The organisers of the 1st Ibero-America Congress of Property Registration invited FIG to send a representative to this conference that was arranged in Lima, Peru, November 3-6, 2003.
Lima is situated at the west coast of Peru, and since the passing Humboldt stream is very cold, it is always foggy except during summer, and therefore the sun can never be seen clearly.
The congress started in the evening of Monday, November 3rd, with the official opening ceremony, in which as well as during all sessions of the conference simultaneous translation was provided.
www.fig.net /news/news_2003/peru_2003.htm   (623 words)

 U.S. Policy Toward Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
For FY1999, Peru was appropriated nearly 170 million dollars, although Colombia surpassed it as the largest recipient of U.S. aid due to a large infusion of U.S. military aid to that country.
Hence, the various resolutions on Peru passed by the U.S. Congress over the last year are not unusual, particularly in light of the size of the U.S. foreign aid package.
For many years, Peru was at the top of the U.S. agenda in its relations with Latin America; first, in the early 1990s as a result of the threat of Sendero and later, following the autogolpe, as a threat to regional democratization trends.
www.wola.org /publications/perupubuspolicy.html   (1947 words)

 Peru (12/06)
Peru's distinct geographical regions are mirrored in a socioeconomic divide between the coast's mestizo-Hispanic culture and the more diverse, traditional Andean cultures of the mountains and highlands.
Following a clash between Peru and Ecuador in 1941, the Rio Protocol--of which the United States is one of four guarantors (along with Argentina, Brazil and Chile)--sought to establish the boundary between the two countries.
Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of silver, sixth-largest producer of gold and copper, and a significant source of the world’s zinc and lead.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35762.htm   (3873 words)

 americas.org - Congress to Debate Death Penalty for Child Rapists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
LIMA- Three different draft laws have been announced in Peru to expand the death penalty to child rapists, who are "not human beings" but "abominable, execrable and monstrous" creatures who "have no rights," according to one of the initiatives.
Therefore, society has no choice but to eliminate them, as "they do not deserve to live," according to the draft law, which would apply the death penalty to rapists of children under nine years of age, physically or mentally disabled persons, and minors aged nine to 18 who are raped and then killed.
And third, nothing has been done to improve the intellectual capacity and quality of life of the victims of rape, who are among the poorest of the poor and live in overcrowded slums," he said..
www.americas.org /item_29556   (1368 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Peru congress sacks Fujimori   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The opposition-backed speaker of congress, Valentin Paniagua, is now almost certain to take over as interim president on Wednesday, until elections scheduled for next April.
Under Peru's constitution, congress speaker Valentin Paniagua, a moderate 64-year-old constitutional lawyer, is now next in line to become head of state.
In the congress debate, Mr Fujimori's dwindling band of supporters were drowned out by opposition congressmen denouncing him with cries of "shame," "immorality" and "sin".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1033433.stm   (539 words)

 Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, Congress ("a gathering of people") is the name of the main legislative body in a state that operates under a congressional system of government.
The Congress of the Republic of Peru (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of Peru.
The Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Kongreso ng Pilipinas) is the legislative branch of the Philippine government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress   (522 words)

 Peru Opposition Wins Congress, Blow to Fujimori (Reuters - 16 November 2000)
As expected, moderate congressman Valentin Paniagua was elected president of Congress, constitutionally the fourth most powerful post in Peru after Fujimori and his two vice presidents, beating a government rival by a comfortable 13 vote margin.
Peru has been embroiled in political crisis since Fujimori announced two months ago that he would call elections four years early after a bribery scandal erupted over his ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos, now in hiding and charged with money laundering and a host of human rights abuses.
Peru's political turmoil has been centered on Montesinos, who fled to Panama after the scandal broke in September but defied Fujimori three weeks ago by returning to Peru and sparking a major manhunt led personally by the president.
www.freelori.org /news/00nov16_reuters.html   (664 words)

 Peru Election 2006: Peru's New Congress and Alliance Politics (Updated, again)
It is worth noting here that alliance-building is particularly important in Peru, and not just in the generic sense (present in any presidential system) of needing to form majorities to pass statutes or constitutional amendments needed to implement a separately elected president’s program of policy change.
Peru’s variant also allows the president to fire a prime minister–even against the wishes of the parliamentary coalition (unlike the French or Romanian or Haitian versions, for example).
She was only 14 when her father, a little-known university president, was elected president of Peru in 1990 with a mandate to pull the country out of the abyss.
weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca /peru/archives/025682.php   (4108 words)

 AP Wire | 11/16/2006 | Peruvian president seeks U.S. trade deal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
LIMA, Peru - President Alan Garcia is sending seven Cabinet ministers to Washington and plans to speak with President Bush in hopes of winning approval for a trade agreement Peru sees as critical to its economy.
Now Peru - as well as other Latin American countries with pending trade deals - are lobbying for passage before the outgoing Republican leadership loses control of legislation at year's end.
Peru's pact was sealed with U.S. trade negotiators in April and ratified by Peru's Congress in June but it has been held up in the U.S. Congress, where some Democrats worry that pending trade deals with Peru and other countries could jeopardize American jobs.
www.fortwayne.com /mld/newssentinel/business/16023517.htm   (311 words)

LIMA, Peru -- The Peruvian Congress voted early Friday to indict former President Alberto Fujimori, charging him with abandonment of office and nonfullfillment of duties.
Under the Peruvian Constitution, the president must obtain permission from Congress to leave the country, and must return within a pre-determined period of time.
Congress declared Fujimori unfit for office when he went to Japan.
www.1worldcommunication.org /perucongressindictsfujimori.htm   (279 words)

 XVIII Gnostic International Congress of Anthropology Cusco - Perú
In the closing ceremony of the XVI International Congress of Gnostic Anthropology in Mexico City, D.F, 2004 under the motto: “THE Renaissance of HUITZILOPOCHTLI”, the World President of the Gnostic Institutions, Mr.
Vazquez chose the city of Cusco as the headquarter of the congress.
We expect you with open arms, to participate in the International Congress of GNOSTIC Anthropology from August 5 to 11, 2007 in Cusco – Perú.
www.igaperucongreso2007.org /english   (153 words)

 CNN.com - Peru Congress suspends 2 Fujimori loyalists - August 17, 2001
In a session that stretched late into Thursday night, 65 of Peru's 120 legislators voted to remove Luz Salgado and Carmen Lozada of Fujimori's New Majority-Change '90 party for their entire five-year term for alleged improper support of the ousted president's bid for an unprecedented third term.
Both legislators, re-elected in April, were seen in a secretly taped 1998 video, along with other former lawmakers, with jailed ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos, who allegedly manipulated Congress, courts, the media and military for a decade under Fujimori with bribes.
It is the first time Peru's Congress has taken such a measure.
www.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/americas/08/17/bc.peru.congress.reut/index.html   (266 words)

 Peruvian Congress Approves US-Peru Trade Pact
Peru's outgoing parliament has voted to approve a free trade agreement with the United States.
The U.S. Congress is expected to debate the issue later this year.
Annual trade between the United States and Peru is valued at nearly $6 billion.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-06-28-voa50.cfm   (199 words)

 International IDEA | Congress of Peru, 24 February 2003 and Quotas in Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Congress of Peru, 24 February 2003 and Quotas in Latin America
In addition to the launch in Congress and the quota workshop, an “International Roundtable on Strategies to Improve Women’s Participation and Representation” was held on February 25 with attendance of 40 representatives from different governmental institutions and civil society organisations.
The meeting was organised in partnership with the Second Vice-Presidency of the Congress of the Republic, the Office of the Ombudsman and Manuela Ramos Movement.
www.idea.int /gender/congress_peru_2003.cfm   (523 words)

 IIRA - World Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
We believe Peru is the perfect setting for such an important event and we welcome, since now, all of you.
The Asociación Peruana de Relaciones de Trabajo is pleased to be responsible for the organization of the 14th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association.
The Congress is scheduled to be held on the campus of Universidad de Lima in our capital city Lima.
www.apert.com.pe /master.html   (112 words)

 Peruvian National Congress passes Motion to recognize SIL Peru on its 60th anniversary
A copy of the motion was received by Director of SIL Peru James Roberts.
That on the 21st of September 1946, the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) was created and began its basic and applied work in the field of ethno-linguistics.
That in view of what has been expressed, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Summer Institute of Linguistics must result in an attitude of gratefulness to those who, with their great effort, have allowed us the knowledge of our diverse languages with their cultural and linguistic richness.
www.sil.org /sil/news/2006/peru_congress_motion.htm   (509 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Peru Congress ratifies free trade pact with the United States
LIMA, PeruPeru's Congress overwhelmingly voted to ratify a free trade pact with the United States early Wednesday following a six-hour debate that was interrupted by a small group of recently elected nationalist lawmakers who burst onto the legislative floor in a show of opposition.
Toledo's administration lobbied fiercely for ratification before Garcia is sworn in July 28, along with a new Congress, which will have a strong anti-free trade opposition led by presidential runner-up Ollanta Humala, who lost the June 4 runoff to Garcia.
Peru and the United States, alongside Colombia and Ecuador, entered into talks in May 2004 for a deal to lower trade barriers.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20060628-0130-peru-us-freetrade.html   (538 words)

 Living in Peru » News » Telefónica may have illegally charged Peru's Congress
While Alan Garcia's administration and Congress is working on approving a law that would eliminate basic landline telephone fees, Yhoni Lescano, chairman of Peru's Consumer Protection Commission now accuses the monopolist of having charged illegal fees of non-existent services for Peru's Congress.
Peruvian Congress recently approval of a bill to eliminate fixed monthly tariffs charged by telecommunication service providers, mainly Telefónica.
The bill still needs to be signed by Peru's new president Alan Garcia, to become law, which remains unclear at this time.
www.livinginperu.com /news/2512   (485 words)

 Latin America - Other Countries
On 27 December 2001, the U.S. State Department released 38 declassified documents requested by the Congress of Peru concerning U.S. Government relations with former Peruvian intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos.
Peru's former intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, "a crucial C.I.A. ally in the region," has been implicated in an arms deal in 1998 that saw Jordanian AK-47 assault rifles end up in the hands of leftist guerrillas in Colombia.
The report of the joint U.S.-Peruvian investigation into the April 2001 shootdown in Peru of a plane carrying American missionaries was released on 3 August 2001.
intellit.muskingum.edu /la_folder/laperu.html   (601 words)

 La Esquina del Movimiento
Forbes / Retuers Peru Congress nixes motion against economy minister: "Leading opposition party American Popular Revolutionary Party, or APRA, presented a motion last week in favor of a congressional review in which the fiscally conservative Kuczynski would be grilled on his management of Peru's struggling economy.
But late Thursday, only 35 lawmakers in Peru's 120-member Congress, led by President Alejandro Toledo's Peru Posible party, voted in favor of the motion, falling far short of the two-thirds needed.
That "only" 35 legislators of the ruling party shows how slim Toledo's hold on the Congress is. His coalition is loose and shallow.
www.gci275.com /log/2002/05/forbes-retuers-peru-congress-nixes.shtml   (270 words)

 Peru ratifies US free trade deal
Peru’s outgoing Congress has voted overwhelmingly to ratify a free trade deal with the US amid protests by recently elected opposition deputies.
Congress voted 79 to 14 to approve the accord, which businesses say will boost Peru’s economy but which opponents say will flood the country with US imports.
The Peruvian Congress approved a series of measures to help the agriculture sector, including compensation for cotton, yellow corn and wheat producers, the Associated Press reported.
www.bilaterals.org /article.php3?id_article=5142   (487 words)

 Religioscope > Archives > Peru: Protestants, Catholics lobby for constitutional reform
As the National Congress of Peru works on drafting a new constitution, Roman Catholics and evangelicals are pushing lawmakers to approve their own version of Article 71 of the political charter.
One article that evangelicals are watching with keen interest deals with exceptions to Peru’s constitutional ban on abortion.
On January 9, evangelicals across Peru planned “civic concentrations” -- public gatherings -- in the nation’s cities to show support for their version of Article 71.
www.religioscope.info /article_29.shtml   (370 words)

 JURIST - Peru
Peru president urges Congress to allow death penalty in terrorism cases
Peru prosecutors file human rights charges against opposition leader
Peru justice minister says ex-president Fujimori to be extradited from Chile soon
jurist.law.pitt.edu /countries/peru.php   (368 words)

 Peru - Republic of Peru - Country Profile, Perú - South America
Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadores in 1533.
After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency.
Embassy of Peru in the U.S., Washington D.C. (in Spanish)
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/peru.htm   (713 words)

 The Avalon Project : Convention with Peru for the Satisfaction of Claims of American Citizens; March 17, 1841
The sum of three hundred thousand dollars, which the Government of Peru has agreed to pay, in the preceding article, shall be paid at Lima, in ten equal annual instalments of thirty thousand dollars each, to the person or persons that may be appointed by the United States to receive it.
ARTICLE V. There shall not be demanded of the Government of Peru any other payment or indemnification, on account of any claim of the citizens of the United States, that was presented to it by Samuel Larned, Esquire, when Charge d'Affaires of the United States near Peru.
Lamed to the Government of Peru, shall be examined and acted upon hereafter.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/peru/peru1841.htm   (453 words)

 ENVIRONMENT-PERU: Congress to Investigate Amazon Pipeline
The chairman of Peru's congressional Environment Committee, Walter Alejos Calderón, announced that he would ask Minister of Energy and Mines Glodomiro Sánchez to explain to Congress why the Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP) consortium used pipes in poor condition that were left over from earlier projects to build the 720-km pipeline.
The E-Tech report states that the four leaks that occurred in the pipeline's first 15 months of operation were a result of the poor condition of the pipes and of welding done by unskilled workers.
The Peruvian Congress planned to discuss the E-Tech report Wednesday before asking the energy minister for an explanation and launching an investigation if the government's response was deemed inadequate, said Alejos Calderón, who did not rule out the possibility of the legislature recommending a review of the contract.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=32338   (1228 words)

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